ADECOM organized legal camp to Anganwadi teachers and mothers in three Anganwadi centres situated in Anitha Nagar, Puducherry. ADECOM team Mr. Raja and Ms. Ananthi coordinated the event. In women and children department the welfare officer Mr. Ravichandiran gave the special speech about violence against women in that area. Ms. Lalida from ADECOM delevered the key note address that how women are facing the domestic violence and how to get the support for legal help. She mentioned the DVAW 2005 act and explained to the women about the protection and rehabilitation in their life.
Totally 27 women mothers and 5 teachers were benefited through this event. They came to know about ADECOM Network their services on legal support.
The theatre workshop organized for youth at Kootukkural Office from 20th of November to 24th of November 2013. The main aims of this workshop are youth learning to perform in theatre, to understand about the domestic violence issues, and to make those issues popularized in the villages. Training were given for Theatre, song, Kombu dance, Kumi , paraiattam for a Hard core campaign. And preaching based on Domestic Violence from 25th till 10th December 2013.
This workshop, Mr.Kalaivendan taught nearly 7 songs with the base of violence against women particularly women equality. Mr.Elumalai taught a theatre based on the title”kalayana kacheri”, which deals with the dowry harassments that a woman faces after marriage. Mr.Kandavel taught them a theatre based on the title”antha Nallu per”, dealing on the issue of child marriage and alcohol related problems. Training for these 2 theatre performances and Song sessions were continuously given for 5 days. Physical exercise activities were given before starting the theatre training sessions. Then Mr.Elumalai gave a specific training for these following talents like, Smiling, Crying, and voice flow. Then during this Theatre sessions: trainers, co-workers, Volunteers obtained a good knowledge out of these training sessions. During this training period, cool drinks, tea, lunch were provided. This theatre, song training sessions were given in such a way so as to create a brief awareness among people, indicating the faults like dowry harassments which they commit in their day –to-day lives.
Started the training to the students about the usage and utilization.
We started the course on Ms office and framed the exercise for their easy learning.
We planned to teach Ms. office, Excel, Powerpoint presentation etc.
Totally 12 students benefited through this training for three months.
One of the student Mr.Balaraman really showed interest and he said the following statement.
I got the computer training very easily and quickly with the support of ADECOM computer Instructor. I learn t a lot about the computer usage and got certificate. I decided to be a volunteer of ADECOM to teach the same knowledge to the community.
Two weeks is a very short period of time when you are busy working!
The training is already over. The main steps of project management and the project manager job description have been covered.
On December 21, a certification ceremony took place in the ADECOM facility. Every trainee gave their feedback. They were given a booklet, summing up the main steps of a project, in English and in Tamil, with a full list of the vocabulary related to the training.
This tool has been built by the entire team with all the material used during the two weeks.
Everyone learned a lot, including Alexandre the trainer. The cultural exchanges between the trainees and the trainer have been very rich. During quality time spent together, many topics were discussed by the team : working methods, traditions, politics, everyday life, etc.
Everybody was very happy with these two weeks and parting time was a little sad. But a next volunteer from France is soon to arrive, in February 2008, and a new group of trainees will benefit from a new session.
Time flies! One week out of two is already over. It was a very rich week. All the main technics and vocabulary of Project Management were explained and documented through different kind of examples.
The group first worked on a concrete little project: making a list of useful words for the trainees, focusing on how to collect the material for a project. Then they used a cooking example: how to make a lunch for the whole team? It’s been the occasion to split up tasks and explain responsabilities. Finally, one participant brought a full case from the field, explaining objectives, main steps and benefits of the project.
When the training started, participant expressed their need to improve their English level. To ensure this goal, only essential vocabulary has been used, every technical words has been explained and illustrated by a simple equivalent word before proceeding to a Tamil translation so that everyone could fully understand each term.
Participants and trainer gave a very positive feed back:
The first enjoyed the positive energy and good spirit of the group. They especially emphasized the simplicity of the training methods, and how useful the bilingual exercises were useful for them to comprehend the technical concepts. Alexandre is very content with this responsive and friendly group so eager to learn and make progress.
Now the trainees and trainer have learned to know each other and lots of information has been exchanged about, India, France, history, Dalit people, Women and children issues. It was an amazingly rich talk and everyone did participate in. It also gave Alexandre material for the training program. We came up with the idea of using any kind of work the participants are doing on the field as a topic to discuss projects definition.
Some trainees speak and/or understand English, some need Tamil translation, giving opportunities of new exchanges. Now we’re ready to tackle some theory about project management : one step everyday, with examples, illustration and feed back. Last thing but not least, the very friendly and open atmosphere benefits to everyone.
Today was the beginning of a new session of the Dalit Women Capacity Building Training. This Program started last year, and since then, on a regular basis, volunteers from France come to give training to Adecom Network members and partners.
This time, training is about Project Management and Action Plans Building. Today, the 10 trainees, young (15 to 28) and enthousiastic, began to express their needs and expectations about this two weeks work, to Alexandre, who is Project Manager in a French Bank in Paris. Today was also the end of the Human Rights Campaign and of the trainees attended a very important meeting for Dalit Comunity this morning. So the conversation was a lot about Dalit issues and expectations : A very rich exchange for a first day…
Tomorrow we’ll start building the program! Update coming soon.